Nudist tourism and nudism in general is not uncommon in Europe. Over the past several years in Portugal, nudist or naturalist beaches have grown vastly in popularity. Full body tan? Feeling of freedom? Saving money on swimwear? But if nudism is not your thing, you are allowed to keep your swimmers on.
If there's one problem with nude beaches, it's that you can't control who actually takes off their clothes. Also, sand gets everywhere. As we've already shared our favorite nude beaches in the US and then, again, in the Bay Area and outlined the rules of nudist resorts , here's our list of the 15 most sizzling seaside spots around the globe to soak up the sun, au naturel. Corniglia, Italy This small shoreline's a far cry from the Riviera's tourist-packed beaches, but well worth the short trek through a pitch-black tunnel don't forget a flashlight in the mountainous Cinque Terre region. You'll be rewarded with an isolated beach populated by naked Italians. Is there anything better? The name of that Frenchman?
Go nude, or go home. Nude beaches cater to those who want to vacation sans clothing. Photo: Thinkstock. Sometimes you just want to rip off your clothes, lie on the beach, and soak in the sun.
A nude beach is one of the most popular ways to explore social nudity. So with nudism on the rise, largely being driven by the younger generation and inspired by dedicated accommodation sites like Naturist BnB , we asked experienced naturists for their top recommendation for the best beaches around the world to get naked for the first time. For Nick and Lins, the couple behind the hugely popular blog Naked Wanderings , their nude beach of choice is a remote offering within Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona in Colombia. We spent two days at this nude beach and noticed that for curious Colombians, as well as many independent travellers and backpackers, it was their first nude beach experience.